by IBackBevo (15 Posts), Tue Oct 22, 2013 03:34 pm
I had severe pre-e and IUGR with my son. He was born in September 2012. I am now 10 weeks pregnant.
On Friday, I started getting a really bad headache. Felt very much like the headaches I had when I had pre-e. I took my blood pressure. It was 158/86. (Prior to this, it had been normal.) I called the OB. They told me to call back if it got to 160/100...otherwise, just come in at my next appointment in 3 weeks. My headache lasted the rest of the day. I laid on the couch the rest of the day and took it easy. My BP went down within a couple of hours.
Driving home yesterday, I started seeing bright lights and floaters and stars in my vision. It was so bad, I considered pulling over. I was literally fixing to turn into my neighborhood, so just drove home. Within a few minutes of being home, my vision was so blurry and I was seeing so many floaters, that I basically could not see at all. I took my BP 148/99. I ate something, laid on the couch and started feeling better. My BP went back down, but I got a headache that is still today (23 hours later) bothering me!
I can't get through at my Ob's office so I faxed them a message (in writing) telling them the problems I was having . Nothing. No return phone call. I have very little faith in them so today I made an appointment with another OB, but can't get in until Friday. Any advice? Thoughts? Opinions?
Why do I have normal (even low) BP when I am not pregnant, but I get knocked up and up, up, up it goes?
I know this can't be pre-e yet...maybe PIH or chronic hypertension.
The only thing saving my sanity is that my husband is a physician, although his specialty is about as far in the opposite direction from this as is possible. He thinks that I might need to be on BP meds. Also, he thinks maybe this is exacerbated either by low blood sugar or working out. Both times I had been working out before this happened and I have had some symptoms a few times that seems like low blood sugar...of course, I don't know because I didn't have a blood sugar machine around to test it. Again, any thoughts or advice?
I'm just trying to figure out what, if anything, I should do until my appointment on Friday. I hate just sitting here stressing about my BP and feeling like I'm in limbo...